My new husband and I went to the Riu Cancun for our Honeymoon. We flew with Thomson/First Choice and went for the All Inclusive package deal. It was WELL worth it!
The only sour point (which I will get out of the way right at the start) is that they only serve cheap local drinks (unless you specifically ask for Smirnoff Vodka etc) and despite the photo on the Thomson website, they don't serve Corona at all - it's all "Dos XX" beer by the bottle/on tap.
Ok so firstly: the rooms. We just opted for a standard double room and to be honest it's all you would need! there is air conditioning AND a fan that you can switch on and off. There is a "mini-bar" which is basically just a decent sized fridge which gets re-filled every 2 days with large and small bottles of water, pepsi, dient pepsi, 7-up, ginger beer and bottles of beer. there are 4 optic bottles of local spirits (vodka, tequila, Rum and we think gin). These are all included in the package. The bathroom is a decent size with a bath and shower attachment, double hand basin and marble top. Always clean and fully stocked. A great balcony with every room with 2 chairs and a table and a small wall attached airer.
Next: the restaurants. The Don Juan restaurant is the standard buffet style which is open every day or breakfast, lunch and dinner. They have theme nights (like Oriental, Italiano, Mexican and International). There is good selection of food each day and it literally is "all you can eat". The "La Mision" restaurant is the Argentinian steak restaurant - be aware that the "8oz sirloin" is more like double the size - the portion sizes are very generous! The Japanese restaurant we unfortunately didn't try "Kawachi" but the reviews from other guests we met said it was spectacular. The final "Corazone" Brazilian restaurant is worth it just for the experience. It is a serve yourself starter from a salds and soups selection. The main is served at the tabel with a selection of vegetables/sides and each meat is then brought out on the rotisserie spit and carved directly onto your plate (we had braziliansausage, turkey, chicken, sirloin of beef, rump of beef and pork) and the deserts are buffet style again.
Next: the bars. The main bar near the reception is huge! and once every 2 weeks they have a "casino hour" where you can win a certificate in Roulette and Blackjack. The selection of cocktails is great - Strawberry Daquiri and Amaretto Sours are amazing! The pool bar is always rammed and very lively.
Next: Facilities. There are 4 pools, although the quiet pool is covered with shade for the most of the day due to the overshadow from the hotel building. The Pool bar pool is always rammed and incredibly lively - if you want a quiet holiday, this hotel isn't for you as it is a young client base (especially in spring break). There is a spa and gym, beach, sunbeds and much more.
Finally: everything else! as for the hotel, we reaslly enjoyed our stay although 2 weeks was almost too much, 10 days would have been perfect. You can get a bus to anywhere for 8.5pesos wich is approx 40p - any distance. There is a Walmart where cigarrettes are 380pesos for 200 (less that £20). There are malls, bars etc all within walking/bus distance and if you get the chance to do any excursions, Xel Ha and the jet ski's are well worth is as well as the "jungle tour2 with Thomsons which is speedboats and snorkelling.
Hope this review helps!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in "Corazone", Cancun's resort area. 14-Storey main building and a 5-storey annex building. On the beachfront. Complimentary sun loungers on the beach. 20 M/65 ft. From a shopping centre. 10 Km/6.2 Miles from downtown Cancun. 20 Km/12.5 Miles from Cancun Int'l. Airport. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Cancun Hotel Cancun
- Riu Cancun Mexico
- Cancun Riu Hotel
- Rui Cancun